Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sustainability re-examined through a Human Development perspective

Ivonne Cruz


The paper’s aim is to give an outlook to the intellectual effort made by the Human Development paradigm to incorporate the sustainability notion and the difficulties it has encountered to operationalise this conceptual relation. The paper stresses the idea of advocating for a wider and holistic framework to incorporate multidimensionality in Human Development practice to overcome complexity and interdependence in well-being issues defining Sustainability as an integrated attribute. For this purpose the Sustainability notion is analyzed throughout a more socially/human well-being oriented perspective to understand key issues of intersection with Human Development matters providing new ideas like the use of the systems view approach as a framework to analyze the two notions independently but by all means and all times interrelated.

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